Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tag: Smart Textiles

Smart Textiles Wearables

Smart Textiles, Wearable Technologies and the New Industrial Revolution

The rise of smart textile wearables could mean that the industry will be worth over $130 billion by 2025. It is being strengthened by...

It is Time To Be Provoked Into Experimenting With Nobel-Prize Winning Material Graphene

At the end of last year, we wrote about the Nobel-prize winning material Graphene. Promising to change the dynamics of the smart fabrics space...

HyperFace, A ‘Smart Textile’ Collection Designed To Protect Your Privacy

Sometimes it seems like the advancement of technology knows no bounds. Unfortunately, with such incredible milestones comes great pitfalls. The most controversial pitfall being privacy. Last year...

Aniela Hoitink, Creative Designer, Brilliant Scientist and Driven Engineer [Roadtrip Series]

Our road trip series begins in the company of founder of Neffa, the talented designer Aniela Hoitink. An advocate of distinctiveness, Aniela firmly believes that individuality...

Are You Ready To Venture into The Graphene Era?

The smart fabrics space has just got that little bit more technological thanks to scientists from the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) and Jiangnan University....
Functional Fabrics

Functional Fabrics for Scalable Textile Tech Integration

Recently, the functional fabrics research and development department at Drexel University, received a financial injection of 75 million dollars from the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)-...
Smart Fabrics

Smart Fabrics Technology, Don’t Believe The Hype (Just Yet)

Earlier this year, at the Wearable Technology Show in London, I met Jan Zimmermann, head of textile innovation with Swiss textile company Forster Rohner. Part...
E-textiles Project Jacquard

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Wear It’s At!

Lately, the term “wearables” appears more and more in our conversations. Usually we are describing a smart watch that extends our mobile experience, or...

The Future of Smart Clothing According to Datacube

With so much going on in the world of smart wearables and e-textiles the idea of creating smart clothing is no longer science fiction....

This Week In Fashion Tech…

We attended Berlin's 9th Media convention Re:publica this week, where we had to look hard for the fashion tech frontline. Of course the MET...
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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

Stella McCartney: Is Sustainability In Danger of Becoming a One-Off Trend?

In honor of Fashion Week, we have decided to take a closer look at Fashion’s favourite darling and sustainability advocate Stella McCartney. When one thinks...

Which Is The Lesser of Two Evils, Dumping Plastic or Reusing It In Fabric?

We all know that plastic is currently a big problem. It never breaks down. When dumped in landfills it ends up releasing heavy metals...

The 3D Printed Future of Fashion Business: Overproduction & Low Sustainability (Part 2)

The long supply chain and low marginality have created another dead-end strategy of mass market fashion, overproduction. Each year, we produce 150 billion units...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

When “Powered Clothing” Is All About Motors, Sensors and Artificial Intelligence

When “Powered Clothing” Is All About Motors, Sensors and Artificial Intelligence

Yves Béhar is a name that we have dropped before. We mentioned him as the talent behind the Jawbone UP2. Since then the Swiss...

Fashion, Technology & Science, A Trifecta of Innovation

Have you noticed how both science and technology have been collaborating with fashion? It is this three-way partnership that is leading to scientific breakthrough...

Revolutionary Condom Brand Collabs With Pauline van Dongen

Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen has collaborated with Skyn, a brand known for revolutionizing the condom industry with their ultra-soft and thin polyisoprene material. Together...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

NYFW: Iconic Label Tommy Hilfiger Invests in Retail Tech

Besides Intel's efforts, it seems that fashion tech worthy of any column inches has been on the quiet side at NYFW this season. What has...

Disrupting Retail Technology and Fashion Technology

"The Overuse of the Word #FashionTech Is Taking Away its Meaning & Eradicating The Artistry" -Muchaneta K 2015 was the year that defined Fashion Tech(nology)...

Farfetch, Taking The Digital Revolution To The Streets of Hackney

We are all about keeping our ear to the ground, and in doing so we heard whispers that the store of the future will...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Muchaneta Kapfunde, All About The Geek Chic

FashNerd founder Muchaneta Kapfunde's drive is fuelled by her insatiable appetite for technology and her passion for fashion trends. Together with her partner Mano...

Becoming INTERLACED in Fashion Technology

IN THE AM Small and intimate, Interlaced's 2015 event was the place for spotting Fashion Technology fiends dedicated to this stylish movement. Unintentionally, we arrived fashionably...

Iris Apfel, The Apple of Fashion’s Eye Designing for Wisewear

I must admit, I did not see this coming. Iris Apfel, the Apple of fashion's eye designing for Wisewear? Well, well, well, that is...

NEWS: R&D

Wearable Technology Is Getting Flexible On Us

For years, universities and research and development departments have been trying to develop a material containing transistors that are stretchable. Some have even succeeded in...

Are Digital Tattoos Destined To Replace Bulky Wearables?

Last year we wrote an article about the future role smart temporary tattoos could play in fashion, health and sports. With convenience recognised as one...
Functional Fabrics

Functional Fabrics for Scalable Textile Tech Integration

Recently, the functional fabrics research and development department at Drexel University, received a financial injection of 75 million dollars from the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)-...